Boxer Versus Wrestler Match To Headline Pro Wrestling Event In New Rochelle, NY
New Rochelle, NY, February 7, 2008 – The battle lines have been drawn and the participants in the “Boxer vs. Wrestler” match are set. Professional wrestler “Sweet â€˜n’ Sour” Larry Sweeney’s open contract to any professional athlete was signed by former professional boxer, Larry Barnes (44-3-0, 17 knockout’s) for the New York State Wrestling Federation’s (NYSWF) return on Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in New Rochelle, NY at New Rochelle High School.
Sweeney has let it known amongst his contemporaries in the wrestling industry that he expects to slow down Barnes and take him off his feet to his advantage thus turning the match into a one sided wrestling tutorial.
“Never in my wildest dreams did I expect a former boxer to sign the contract,” said Sweeney, who currently wrestles for Ring of Honor Wrestling. “I am just going to have to show Barnes that he is walking into my ring on April 5. If he had any respect for the wrestling business, he’d buy a ticket and sit in the front row. He’s making a huge mistake stepping into a wrestling ring with me.”
Barnes is content in knocking out Sweeney early on, but is preparing for the match should Sweeney decide to take the contest to the ground.
“If I have to body slam Mr. Sweeney than that’s what I’ll do, but I’m going for a knockout,” said Barnes, who boxed against the likes of Felix Trinidad Jr. during his boxing career.
In addition to that spectacular match, Total Non-Stop Action (TNA) Wrestling Superstars, Team 3D will showcase their tag-team style. Team 3D is comprised of Brother Devon & Brother Ray and were formerly known as the Dudley Boyz when they wrestled for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Collectively, the tandem are 20-time former World Tag Team Champions for the WWE, TNA ECW and other wrestling promotions throughout the word.
Team 3D’s main event match will serve as a homecoming for Brother Devon, who played varsity football at New Rochelle High School before joining the ranks of professional wrestling.
Also appearing on Saturday, April 5 will be Romeo Roselli, who has competed previously for WWE & TNA. Currently, Roselli is recognized as the World Heavyweight Champion in Europe and is eagerly anticipating his return to the NYSWF. He also has roles in two major motion picture film releases, “College Road Trip” and “Baby Mama”, both premiering this spring.
Former New Rochelle City Councilman and current President of New Rochelle’s Youth Tackle League, Joe Fosina has been signed to serve as the special guest referee for the ladies match scheduled for April 5.
This wrestling spectacular is being sponsored locally by LA Boxing’s locations in Mamaroneck, NY and Secaucus, NJ.
Ticket information for the NYSWF Professional Wrestling is available at http://www.nyswfwrestling.com or http://www.myspace.com/nyswfwrestling or by calling (914) 235-4676. Prices range from $50 to $20 and will be subject to a service charge if purchased online.